TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES
IN CARROLL COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2000
Located in north Henderson County, Tennessee, very near that county's border with Carroll County to the north. One of the two or three cemeteries in Henderson County known as the Morris cemeteries. Situated on the north side of Morris Cemetery Road about four miles southeast of Yuma, Tennessee via Yuma Road and Morris Cemetery Road.
Several white folk are buried in this cemetery.
Rev. R. B. Morgan (born 1912), who grew up in this area, showed this cemetery to the present writer and Mr. Robert D. Taylor, Jr., March 27, 1995. He had personal knowledge that the following black persons are buried here (in northeast side of cemetery): CHARLEY MITCHELL, ALVIN GOOCH, HECTOR MITCHELL, Mrs. MOLLIE (DUNLAP) BOMAR, WILLIAM BOMAR, SUSAN OWENS, BEN OWENS, LANNY OWENS, GEORGE THOMAS, WINFIELD COZART (died 1939) and several of the latter's children.
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